Generic LoSeasonique

At this time, two generic versions of LoSeasonique (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) are available. Sold under the names Amethia Lo and CamreseLo, these products are considered equivalent to the brand-name drug. In fact, one of them is an "authorized generic," which means the tablets and manufacturer are the same as for brand-name LoSeasonique, and only the packaging and labeling is different.

Is a Generic Version of LoSeasonique Available?

LoSeasonique® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription contraceptive product. It is one of the many oral contraceptives (birth control pills) available. It is both a low-dose birth control pill and an extended-cycle birth control pill. Women who take LoSeasonique will have fewer periods (one every four months).
Brand-name LoSeasonique is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. It is also available in generic form.

Availability of Generic LoSeasonique

Generic LoSeasonique is sold under the names Amethia™ Lo and Camrese®Lo. For birth control pills, generic manufacturers almost always choose to give the medications their own brand-like names, mostly to avoid confusion among the many very similar (but different) generic birth control pills.
Amethia Lo is made by Watson Laboratories, Inc. CamreseLo is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Notice that the manufacturer for Camrese is the same as for brand-name LoSeasonique. This is because CamreseLo is an "authorized generic," meaning that it is exactly the same as the brand-name drug in every way, except that it is packaged and labeled as a generic. The tablets are identical and the manufacturer is the same, but the name of the medication is different.
Like LoSeasonique, Amethia Lo and CamreseLo come in one strength, containing 0.1 mg of levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (the first 84 tablets). The last seven tablets contain 0.01 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet, but no levonorgestrel.

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